Bosse Ericsson's 1932 Ford
1932 Ford roadster owned and built by Bosse Ericsson of Norrtälje in Stockholm, Sweden. Bosse is a Swedish hot rod pioneer, and he was known amongst friends as "Norrtälje-Bosse." According to an interview he did with Bengt Mattson, Bosse was introduced to the emerging Swedish hot rod scene trough a warmed over 1932 Ford roadster. "I was already interested in cars, and I was involved with ice-racing at the time, but the Chevrolet powered roadster really made a huge impression on me. I needed one for myself, " he told Bengt. The interview was published in Wheels Magazine Januari 1986, in a story named "Norrtälje Bosse."
Bosse bought his dream car as a stocker in 1959. Locating a Chevrolet V8 in Sweden at the time wasn't easy, as most Swedish sold Chevrolets ran inline 6 engines. An engine was finally located and installed in the car, making Bosse one of the first hot rodders in Sweden to install a Chevrolet V8 engine in a hot rod. The engine was hopped up featuring a three-jug intake. An adapter was bought so Bosse could run the stock transmission, and the front axle was dropped to lower the car.
283" Chevy from Corvette -59, Edelbrock manifold and three Stromberg 97. Scintilla magneto, Hedman headers.
Dropped I-beam 2 1/2", steering box Ford 1956 truck, hydraulic brakes.
Upholstery and cab by Hasse Kristensson.
Bosse had the car at the first Hot Rod Show 1964 at Ringvägen, Stockholm.
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